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Love and Emotion in Fahrenheit 451

            The absence of love, happiness and the distraction provided by technology, harms human life in a way that many would agree that it harms humans more than it benefits them. The illusion of a perfect society can anesthetize people from what makes them human–their feelings expressed towards one another. In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, denying one's feelings can lead to sadness and depression which is a perfect reason why people in the society of 451 commit suicide.The illusion of happiness experienced by Montag, the protagonist of the story, Millie, Montag's wife, and everyone else in this society makes them oblivious about the unhappiness and emptiness in their lives causing them to act numb towards one another. The loss of feelings and sympathy contributes to the illusion of a perfect world where people are "happy". This is a world where the only way to fill up emptiness is by using technology as a distraction from reality and the dissimulation that there is nothing wrong. .
             The use of technology in the world of 451 is the main distraction for the deterioration of people's feelings. Technology is proven to distract people from everything else going on in their lives because it's so addicting. In the world of 451 it is shown to have negative corollaries in the lives of people. Better yet, people are brainwashed into being addicted to technology. Mildred, Montag's wife, is just one of the many citizens in the society that have become addicted to technology . The crazy thing is she's not only addicted to it, she also thinks the television walls in her home are her family. For example when Montag was talking about how books are "people", Mildred quoted, ""Now," said Mildred, "my 'family' is people. They tell me things; I laugh, they laugh!"(75 ) Mildred's 'family' is a way to distract her from not only the fact that she has no family and that there is a war going on during this period of time.

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